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Delicate Lace…eventually

A couple of evenings ago I excitedly took out my new Folk It! kits and tried to decide which design I would attempt.  I always practice first, even if it’s a technique I have become comfortable and familiar with only instead of bits of loose card (which in our home can easily be mislaid) I have started an artwork scrapbook.  I’m glad I did because it gives me a place to try out my own variations on the shapes and designs using the techniques and ideas I’m learning through the Folk It kits.  This was a recent one which I’m sure I will use and, at some point, even improve on.

750925BE-1FCF-4590-A85A-DC925B284B1ABack to the other evening I chose to try the beautiful rosebud design using a new (to me) brushstroke technique, as well as a new style brush, the flat brush.  I was so looking forward to mastering this because I want to use it for a very specific gift.  You can see for yourself how lovely it is on this image from the Folk It site.


I am a little way off  and will need to master the new strokes before my buds look this neat.  To be fair, Carol does say in her instruction DVD that she would expect pages of practising the buds and leaves before embarking on a project but, me being me, I was determined to crack it in an evening.  No. That simply wasn’t going to happen.  In fact the more frustrated I got with myself, the worse my strokes were 😔

I need to have patience and…

Stop.  Slow down.  Breathe.  Watch.  Listen.  Learn.

In the meantime…

I have practised, and although not mastered – because we all get better and better the more we  practise don’t we?, I have completed what I think is a lovely gift box for a friend of mine (she doesn’t know yet but there’s a little surprise inside too, shhh…😊)

Although it took me a little while to get here, I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my latest efforts.

Here’s wishing you a colourful and creative weekend.  God bless 😊


6 thoughts on “Delicate Lace…eventually

  1. I’m now not positive the place you are getting your information, however great topic. I must spend some time learning much more or figuring out more. Thank you for fantastic information I used to be searching for this information for my mission.

  2. Hello Alex, firstly thank you for visiting my site and for taking the time to leave a comment. The information regarding the folk art painting I do came from my own experience of using the techniques taught in the various kits available. I obtained the starter kits for each level from You Can Folk It! here in the UK and they have lots of information, tips and ‘how to’ on their blog which can be accessed via their web site. Here’s the link, I hope it helps and you’re able to learn and figure out more of how to do this Best wishes, Vanessa 😊

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  5. Thanks, I have recently been looking for info approximately this topic for a while and yours is the best I have came upon so far. But, what about the conclusion? Are you sure about the supply?

    1. Hi Eula, I’m sorry for the delay in replying to you. I’m not entirely sure I understand your question about the conclusion – what do you mean please? Regard the supply from You Can Folk It!, yes I’m sure that is where you can buy their kits and other painting supplies. You can of course find other suppliers of acrylic paints, brushes etc. but the starter kits can only be obtained from Folk It! – here’s the link Hope this helps to clarify 🙂

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